Thursday, August 30, 2012

I've Snapped

Out of it, that is.  But I still don't have much to blog about without sounding like I'm whining.

Coulee's feet are crap.  It feels like they are worse than almost ever before, but that could just be because we are coming down from a really high note. She tiptoes and walks slowly around the house now constantly and the only time she seems unfazed by them is when she is on a walk - then she is too happy to care.  We are STILL waiting on her allergy results and at this point it is a week late and I'm getting impatient.  I called yesterday and got no returned phone call, so I've called again today and am waiting to hear back.  The dermatologist only works Tuesday - Thursday so if I don't hear from them today, I know I have to wait for another week, so they better call!

See?  Still nothing but whining.

I finally had the brainwave to buy her a daily pill box for all her meds.  She takes pills in various combinations 4 times a day (not including her pain meds which are willy nilly as needed) and it was starting to blow my brain trying to keep track of what to give when.  It will also help with her incontinence pill which she takes every 6 days (which is the worst schedule ever to remember!).  It was so nice to just mindlessly drop the bunch of pills into her food this morning without thinking about things AND Marlin and I will be able to tell if the other one has already given them to her without having to text back and forth. :) If your dog takes pills and you don't have one of these, I highly recommend it. I'm not sure why it took me so long to think about it.

So anyway, our walks are short and dull and I haven't even been taking my camera as there isn't much excitement going on out there.  Hence the lack of blogging.  We do play and hang out together a fair amount in the house, but there isn't much opportunities for photos.

I did just buy Photoshop however, so I hope to play around with photos a bit this weekend.  If I do anything fun, I'll be sure to post.  I've also been meaning to do a photo session with Jack again... maybe I'll finally get around to that this weekend.  We'll see!

AND I got a job for Bionic to photograph all their toys with various dogs so as soon as they arrive, I'll be busy doing that.  Too bad my favourite model isn't available.  :(  See?  There I go again!


Andrea said...

I didn't read that with a whiny voice in my head at all, if that makes you feel any better. It sounded more like concern (maybe a little frustration,with very good reason.I hate waiting for phonecalls...or anything else for that matter)

Sarah said...

Yes! Granny pill case a must!! Jane was on up to 8 pills an and pm plus syringe 2x day ... I said the same thing once we started packaging them weekly ... Why didn't I do that sooner? That way you know if you've given them too - which is important!

Damn feet I can't believe still no answers ...

acd6pack said...

Glad you're back and I didn't read with any hint of whine, not at all. I am sure I speak for many when I say that we read because we are interested and as a result, we care! Health problems can be very frustrating. With my 6 + 1 new (another blind puppy), I can understand your frustration! Try and keep positive and let us know how things are going and how you are.

Charlene and Storm said...

oh poor Coulee, hey you go right ahead and whine all you like, i love a good moan. it always makes me feel better to moan to my friends. i hope coulee is feeling better soon and you get the phone call xxx

Charlene and Stormy

Marcy said...

I've been reading about Coulee's feet and share your frustration. I hope you get answers soon!!

We don't have any dogs with feet issues like hers, but we often use Preparation H on dogs with sore feet from training. Takes down inflammation and reduces some pain until they heal back up. It's an old dog trainer's trick.

Not sure if it is even worth considering to see if it helps her pain a bit?